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Maker Faire Kuwait
Tuesday February 21, 2017
Female Engineers Stand Tall at Maker Faire Kuwait
The inaugural Maker Faire Kuwait happened this past weekend. It was a great first event, with 67 local makers showing their projects, from high-tech inventions to handmade regional crafts, to an engaged flow of attendees. Through all three days, one aspect stood out: the large number of proud young women engineers.
Cow Challange

The MakeShift Challenge: Mounting a “Super Cow” on a Tower Crane
A commercial real estate mogul wants to put a life-size sculpture of a cow, made to look like Superman, atop a tower crane at his latest development. Create a makeshift solution to securely mount Super Cow on top of the tower crane using the provided list of supplies and $20. How would you do it?

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Robot Kits

Which Robotics Kit Is Right for You?
From the latest issue of Make: magazine: There is an amazing variety of robot kits available, but which one is right for you? There is no such thing as the best kit, just the one most suitable for you. These kits are a good place to start.

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8 Projects to Inspire Your Next Science Fair Experiment
Science fair season is quickly approaching! The first step to any good fair experience is to pick an awesome experiment to do, and then apply the scientific method to determine the results. Here are a few how-to projects to help inspire a fun trial for you to do at your fair.

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Welding Plastic

6 Ways to Repair Broken Plastic
Plastic can be easier to work with than you might think. With heat and pressure many items can be fixed rather simply. So before you resign yourself to tossing a broken bit into your recycling bin, here are a few techniques you can use to repair plastic.

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LED Clock

Minimalist Clock Tells Time with LEDs
It seems like there’s always an interesting timepiece to find around another corner of the internet. This latest clock comes from Peter Traunmüller, an electrical engineering student out of Vienna, Austria. His clock uses a 60-bulb ring of programmable RGB LEDs under frosted acrylic glass to display the time in style.

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Upcoming Maker Faires
»  Kalispell Mini Maker Faire (MT): Feb 25
»  Ankara Mini Maker Faire (Turkey): Feb 28
»  Phnom Penh Mini Maker Faire (Cambodia): Mar 9–11
»  Grenoble Mini Maker Faire (France): March 18–19
»  NoVa Maker Faire (VA): March 19
»  Dillingen-Saar Mini Maker Faire (Germany): March 19
»  San Antonio Mini Maker Faire (TX): March 25
» Flagship Faire: Maker Faire Chicago (IL): Apr 22–23
» Flagship Faire: Maker Faire Bay Area (San Mateo, CA): May 19–21
Find a Maker Faire near you on the Maker Faire map.

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